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Complainant Name:
Mrs Joanne Gorman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard, Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mrs Joanne Gorman of Paignton complained that three articles which reported that she had been sacked as a teacher following a sexual relationship with a pupil were inaccurate when they claimed that she had been made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspapers removed the articles from their websites and the following correction and apology was published in the Daily Mail:

“On January 10 and 12 in our reports on Joanne Gorman, the Paignton teacher who was sacked because she had a sexual relationship with a teenage pupil, we mistakenly said she had been made to sign the Sex Offenders Register. We apologise for getting this wrong”.

Report: 76



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